Elsa Schiaparelli (English Edition) is a captivating biography written by acclaimed biographer Meryle Secrest. Published by Penguin, this book delves into the life and style of the incomparable fashion designer, Elsa Schiaparelli.
Schiaparelli was a prominent figure in the artistic movement of the twentieth century, making her mark as one of the most extraordinary fashion designers of her time. Her collaborations with renowned artists such as Man Ray, Salvador Dalí, Jean Cocteau, and Alberto Giacometti elevated the field of women’s clothing design to the realm of art.
This comprehensive biography tells the story of Schiaparelli’s life with a blend of determination, talent, and scandal. Born into minor Italian nobility, her first marriage to a Theosophist brought her to the brink of financial ruin. However, she defied the odds and transformed herself into a designer with a remarkable imagination. Alongside her greatest rival, Coco Chanel, Schiaparelli became one of the few influential female figures in the fashion industry at that time.
Schiaparelli’s life and work are thoroughly explored in this book, providing readers with a deeper understanding of her contributions to the world of fashion and art. Whether you are a fashion enthusiast, art lover, or simply intrigued by the life of a remarkable woman, Elsa Schiaparelli (English Edition) is a must-read.